Bar Kays Best

The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at July 2, 2015
The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004

The Bar-Kays - Money Talks (1978) Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul | Label: Stax | # SCD24 4106-2 | Time: 00:34:39

Although the Bar-Kays stuck with the Stax Records until its demise in 1976, the label stopped releasing the group's recordings after 1973. However, when they re-emerged as a success on the Mercury label with hits like "Shake Your Rump to the Funk," some unreleased recordings they made between 1974 and 1976 were released as an album entitled Money Talks. Although this repackaging was obviously designed to cash in on the group's success, Money Talks stands up as a solid and consistent album in its own right. This material lays the groundwork for the Bar-Kays' post-Stax style by trading live-in-the-studio jams for a carefully produced sound and blending in standout pop hooks into the funky grooves. The best example is "Holy Ghost," a hard-grooving monster of a jam where elaborate horn arrangements dance around a thick synthesizer bassline as Larry Dodson lays down a salacious vocal about his lover's otherworldly romantic skills. It became a big R&B hit when released as a single in 1978 and was later sampled by M/A/R/R/S on their club classic "Pump Up the Volume".

The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at March 21, 2015
The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)

The Bar-Kays - Contagious (1987)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 51:46 Min | 355,12 Mb
Label: Mercury / Polygram Records, Inc. (USA) | Released: 1987

Although the ' membership had once topped ten members, by 1987 only , , and remained. The band's sound had completely transfigured, too, leaving behind most of their early funk trappings for the synth pop sounds of the day, a style which actually was well-suited to 's unique vocal style and the band's high-energy pop.

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2011
Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (1967) {Stax/Rhino}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul,Funk

The Bar-Kays were an aggregate born of the same inspiration behind Booker T. & the MG's – performing the double-duty of being a backing combo for the significant canon of vocalists on the Memphis-based Stax and Volt labels, as well as a self-contained unit. The original lineup of James Alexander (bass), Jimmy King (guitar), Ronnie Caldwell (organ), Phalon Jones (sax), Carl Cunningham (drums), and Ben Cauley (trumpet) were only together long enough to have issued this album prior to the tragic loss of everyone sans Alexander and Cauley in the December '67.

Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 18, 2011
Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}

Bar-Kays - Nightcruising (1981) {PTG 34047}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 259MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Funk,Soul

By 1981, the Bar-Kays were firmly at the front of the synth-laden R&B pack that would come to dominate much of the scene. But, although they had left their Stax era chops behind, four albums into their Mercury career the band was still capable of flinging some fine funk your way. Best described, perhaps, as contemporary and more urban dance, Nightcruising showcased the band in fine form.

The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2011
The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}

The Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove + Black Rock (1969+1971) {Stax}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 480MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk,Soul

The Bar-Kays were early progenitors of '70s funk. BLACK ROCK/GOTTA GROOVE is two records on one CD; both albums feature early incarnations of the band. The tracks on GOTTA GROOVE are from 1968, one year after the group had lost four of its members in the same plane crash that killed Otis Redding.

The Bar-Kays - Injoy  Music

Posted by TicoInLondon at Sept. 25, 2007
The Bar-Kays - Injoy

The Bar-Kays - Injoy
Release Year: 1979 | MP3 | 256kbps | 66.5 MB | 1 CD | RS
Genre: Funk/Soul Style: Soul/Funk/Disco

VA - Soul Gold Best Of The 60s (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Aug. 13, 2017
VA - Soul Gold Best Of The 60s (2017)

VA - Soul Gold Best Of The 60s (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:04:11 | 154 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB, Funk / Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group Presents Soul Gold Best Of The 60s album 23 original hits by the original artists. Includes tracks by Wilson Pickett, Booker T. and The MG's, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, King Curtis, The Bar-Kays, The Drifters, Mary Wells, Archie Bell and The Drells and more.

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 24, 2014
VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Disco, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Mercury, Chronicles | # 514 821-2 | Time: 01:07:21

For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" – a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove – you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its contents drawn from the single-band Funk Essentials compilation albums, this clean, clear set provides incredible diversity while keeping the vibe connected. In other words, Funky Stuff is not only an introduction to the heaviest of hitters, but also a nifty, smooth ride for the already initiated.

VA - Best Of Porretta Soul Festival: 30th Anniversary (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at July 17, 2017
VA - Best Of Porretta Soul Festival: 30th Anniversary (2017)

VA - Best Of Porretta Soul Festival: 30th Anniversary (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:34:31 | 370 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop / Label: Warner Music

Thirty years ago, Graziano Uliani, emiliano crazy in the soul of soul of the South of the United States and Otis Redding (he had just attended the celebrations of the twenty years of his death in Macon, Georgia) had a dream: to transmutate his Porretta Spas, tiny spa on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine, in a small local Memphis. Since then, on the stage of the festival he devised and launched in 1987, soul giants climb and worship names loved by fans, and this double CD by 103 Music Editions and Discography and Warner is like an exciting flashback over history Of an event that has just earned international fame and recognition, ending up to become a bastion of a historical genre that at home could be completely forgotten: in the two live recordings of the main protagonists of the recent editions of the show that someone has Defined as 'The Italian Woodstock Of Black American Music'.

VA - Funky Stuff - The Best Of Funk Essentials (1993)  Music

Posted by hank12 at Feb. 1, 2008
VA - Funky Stuff - The Best Of Funk Essentials (1993)

VA - Funky Stuff - The Best Of Funk Essentials (1993)
Funk | MP3 | 192 Kbps | 89 MB | RS